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Does Facebook Really Want a Semantic Web?

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Shared by Jesse Stay This is completely incorrect - fb:app_id, fb:page_id, and fb:admins are all part of the spec - see:http://developers.facebook.com/docs/opengraphunder "Getting Started".My guess is that the fb_app_id is either an alias, or a bug in the code of that website itself. No one is getting special treatment here. That...
Does Facebook Really Want a Semantic Web?

Windows Phone's big problem: Most OEMs see it as an afterthought

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Windows Phone's big problem: Most OEMs see it as an afterthought

Wonder what happens when you send an email? Google tells all with “The Story of Send”

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The technology behind sending an email has become an afterthought to most of us. It’s not because the process isn’t potentially interesting, it’s because email has become such a huge part of our daily lives. Basically, we take it for granted. Google decided to share more about what goes on...
Wonder what happens when you send an email? Google tells all with “The Story of Send”

Kidco PeaPod Plus

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The PeaPod is a travel bed for kids. My kids have outgrown it now, but this was the best thing when they were little and we were on the road a lot. It replaces the traditional travel crib (sometimes called a pack-and-play). We had one of those, and it...
Kidco PeaPod Plus

Duopoly: 98% of Q4 smartphone shipments in China were powered by Android or iOS, at 86% and 12% respectively

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We’ve heard time and time again that Android and iOS have a duopoly over the smartphone market. Google’s slightly newer mobile operating is still growing like crazy and Apple’s iPhone is still loved by many. Yet in China, things are getting out of hand for consumers: 98 percent of smartphones...
Duopoly: 98% of Q4 smartphone shipments in China were powered by Android or iOS, at 86% and 12% respectively
IAB study: mobile video isn't really all that mobile, after all

Dolby Digital Plus for Tablets tries to compensate for weak speakers

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Dolby Digital Plus for Tablets is a reasonably successful software fix for a pervasive hardware problem—namely, the low-rent speakers in most tablets. Dolby On most smartphones and tablets, speakers are an afterthought at best. While processor speed and core counts, graphical capability, amount of RAM, and even pixel density...
Dolby Digital Plus for Tablets tries to compensate for weak speakers

David Karp's Dilemma

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As the Tumblr/Yahoo deal continues to be negotiated by press, and the world gears up for whatever is being announced Monday morning, Tumblr founder David Karp is probably having a very interesting weekend. It’s likely, in between multiple discussions with his board members and Marissa Mayer, that he’ll take a...
David Karp's Dilemma
Why isn't there more comedy in video games?

Display Gets Its Own Interface, New Keyword Targeting In AdWords

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Google says it’s tired of squeezing display advertising into an interface made for search, so it’s giving display its own tab within the AdWords interface. Given that display was launched almost as an afterthought to AdWords’ core search ads business, it makes sense to start from... Please visit Search Engine...
Display Gets Its Own Interface, New Keyword Targeting In AdWords

An iPhone Dock Is About to Hit $1 M. on Kickstarter

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The Elevation Dock. Apple fans were largely responsible for the breakout Kickstarter hit that broke the half million dollar mark in only four days, a record at the time. That project, for the twin iPod Nano watches, ended up falling short of a mil ($942,578). But the Elevation Dock for iPhone,...
An iPhone Dock Is About to Hit $1 M. on Kickstarter

This Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted, Ctd

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Sarah Kendzior takes exception to Morozov:This revolution was tweeted. But unfortunately, the significance of those tweets is decided not by the people who wrote and read them, but by observers in the West. As a result of this, Kyrgyzstan becomes relevant only in its relation to other nations and other...
This Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted, Ctd

Instagram Update is a Big Win For Photo Discovery

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Version 3.0 of the world's fastest-growing photo-sharing app went live on Thursday. Instagram's newest update goes beyond filters and cosmetic changes and puts a renewed focus on geolocation. In the process, it makes photos more discoverable and the app more addictive.  The update's key new feature is called Photo Maps....
Instagram Update is a Big Win For Photo Discovery
Boombot Rex, A Durable, Affordable Bluetooth Speaker For The Adventurous Crowd Hits Kickstarter

The Cost of Paying Lip Service

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I just read this piece by David Weinberger about how the Internet wasn’t especially useful to him during the traffic misery caused by the Iceland volcano issue. The services work fine when everything is going well, but when the crisis hit, the sites became immediately useless. I’m not surprised, but...
The Cost of Paying Lip Service

Security Manager's Journal: R&D's new security lab is a promising step

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For once, security isn't an afterthought, as the R&D department plans its own sandbox for testing the company's software products....
Security Manager's Journal: R&D's new security lab is a promising step
Gamevil enters the card-battling fray with Duel of Fate

A lot of video games are dumb, but a lot of everything is dumb too

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Admitting most games have laughable storylines is fine as long as we don't believe that's all games are capable ofMost popular video games are dumb, and gamers shouldn't settle for it. That's the central thesis of Taylor Clark's Kotaku article, and it's a fine, well-argued point: most mainstream games have...
A lot of video games are dumb, but a lot of everything is dumb too

Microsoft warns Messenger users: Skype deadline coming

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Emails were sent out to Windows Live Messenger users today notifying them that the Microsoft is shutting down the chat service on March 15 of this year. We heard about this back in November, but now there is a set date for the elimination of Messenger. It’s the end of the era...
Microsoft warns Messenger users: Skype deadline coming

Review: Adonit Jot Touch pressure-sensitive stylus

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In the last year or so styluses seem to have gone from an afterthought for iPad owners to highly desirable, if still not quite essential. Some of it probably has to do with the growing number of illustration and notetaking apps, but I'll bet that the third-gen iPad's Retina display...
Review: Adonit Jot Touch pressure-sensitive stylus

Slideshark heads to iPhone, after owning Powerpoint presentations on iPad

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As much as you may hate Powerpoint presentations, sometimes you can’t avoid them — especially if they’re crucial to your business. Now Brainshark is bringing its popular Slideshark app to the iPhone, which will further the company’s mission to take the pain out of presentations. Just like on the...
Slideshark heads to iPhone, after owning Powerpoint presentations on iPad
HP to end 'HP Compaq' branding; Compaq name will live on for 'basic computing at entry-level pricing' in 2013

I've Always Hated The Idea Of Labor Unions, But It May Be Time To Reconsider

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I've always hated the idea of labor unions. Why? Several reasons. They create an "us versus them" culture within companies, instead of putting everyone on the same team They create a culture of entitlement They restrict flexibility and hurt competitiveness They drive companies to move jobs out of the country,...
I've Always Hated The Idea Of Labor Unions, But It May Be Time To Reconsider
The Friend Code is dead, long live the Nintendo Network ID

Onswipe expands into a massive content distribution network with its new UI

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Born out of TechStars, Onswipe makes it easy for any publisher, from a new blogger to the NY Times, to transform their content into an immersive experience on the iPad. It delivers a beautiful, app like experience on the web that’s completely built for the tablet. Still fresh from the...
Onswipe expands into a massive content distribution network with its new UI

How Social Media Consultants Dupe Their Corporate Clients

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Anyone can call himself a social media expert and find clients willing to pay thousands of dollars for advice. Here are some things to consider before hiring a so-called expert, including whether you really need a social media consultant. A friend of mine who works for a major grocery store...
How Social Media Consultants Dupe Their Corporate Clients

Android Has Won — Time for Chrome OS to Move Along?

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Google with its annual developer conference, Google I/O, dominated the technology conversation last week. Whether it was taking jabs at Apple, launching a competitor to H.264 video technology or simply offering its own version of Amazon S3, the Big G didn’t disappoint its fans (though some remain skeptical of certain...
Android Has Won — Time for Chrome OS to Move Along?

Daily Desired: How Can You Resist a Pair of Adorable, Egg-Shaped Speakers? [Desired]

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Computer speakers are maybe the least inspiring pieces of audio equipment in the world. They always look and sound like some designer's boring afterthought, especially compared to the great bookshelf speakers I've got stacked around my house. More »...
Daily Desired: How Can You Resist a Pair of Adorable, Egg-Shaped Speakers? [Desired]

Nokia Releases 3D Printing Kit For Anyone To Print Their Own Phone Cases

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While Nokia has quickly become an afterthought in the high-end phone world after being such a dominant player for so long, it's been trying to make a comeback lately. My friend Tom recently sent over an interesting move that Nokia made: releasing its own 3D printing kit for anyone who...
Nokia Releases 3D Printing Kit For Anyone To Print Their Own Phone Cases

Hulu Benefits From New Mountain Lion Mirroring Feature

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After a painfully long wait, Hulu Plus is available on the Apple TV. Hulu subscribers can stream TV shows and movies from the service on their televisions, just as owners of Rokus, Nintendo Wiis and a list of other devices already do.  Hulu Plus, the paid-subscription counterpart to free, ad-supported...
Hulu Benefits From New Mountain Lion Mirroring Feature
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